SCARBOROUGH — Alfred S. “Tommy” Clemens Sr., 86, of Carthage died late Monday night, July 23, at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough.

He was born in Weld, Nov. 14, 1931, one of 14 children of John T. and Ethel M. Clemens, and received his education in local schools. On July 30, 1955, he married Doris E. Kennie in Portland, who survives of Carthage. Mr. Clemens was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and served as a boiler man on the USS Tarawa. After being discharged, he continued his occupation as a boiler man in the Portland area and helped many families in the Weld area.

Tom was an avid hunter and fisherman, and in 1980 was one of six Clemenses drawn consecutively for the Maine Moose Hunt. He loved being in nature and being in the woods. He always considered “Up to Camp” in Carthage as home, where he built his home on the mountain for Doris and himself. He was well-known as the “harmonica man” at the Maine Veterans’ Home, providing free concerts to the other residents and their families … ”You are my Sunshine.”

He is survived by his wife, Doris, of 63 years; daughter, Cheryl M. Zarate; son, Alfred “Buddy” S. Clemens Jr.; daughter, Susie M. Clemens; granddaughters Cassie Marceau and Jaime Brown; grandson, Michael Brown Jr.; six great-grandchildren; three sisters.

He was predeceased by six brothers and four sisters.

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Alfred S. “Tommy” Clemens Sr.

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